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The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres (2024)
Thesis
Thompson, L. The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10897324

This research is the first psycho-social study to explore the perception of blindness and its impact on the implementation of emotional support for people with sight loss in rehabilitation centres in Mexico. At an individual level the study deepens... Read More about The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres.

Personalised care packages for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed-methods study. (2024)
Journal Article
Dey, M., Busby, A., Isaac, J., Pratt, A., Ndosi, M., Young, A., …Nikiphorou, E. (2024). Personalised care packages for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed-methods study. RMD Open, 10(1), Article e003483. https://doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003483

Disease management in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) requires holistic assessment. We aimed to design personalised care packages suitable for people with RA. This study was conducted using a mixed-methods approach and exploratory sequential design. Consen... Read More about Personalised care packages for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed-methods study..

Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023 (2023)
Report
Holt, N., & Dunn, L. (2023). Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023. Arts Council and National Academy of Social Prescribing

Thriving Communities Bristol developed partnerships between grassroots organisations with the aim of improving practice and knowledge of social prescribing in the city. Between June 2021 and June 2022, the project’s partners identified need and de... Read More about Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023.

Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach (2023)
Book Chapter
Collinge, W. H., Osorio-Sandoval, C. A., Manu, P., & Cheung, C. (2023). Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. Jorge Silva Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (42-51). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-5

The design and development of Industry 4.0 applications requires focused research work and close collaboration with the industry. Such an approach requires a balance between technical work and social interactions with industry partners: a social cons... Read More about Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach.

Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction (2023)
Book Chapter
Perera, S., Paton-Cole, V., Gao, S., Francis, V., Urhal, P., Manu, P., …Babalola, A. (2023). Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (154-168). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-15

Reducing occupational safety and health (OSH) incidents has been an area of significant importance to the construction industry. The industry remains one of the most dangerous, with significant occupational fatalities and injuries. Artificial intelli... Read More about Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction.

The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being (2023)
Book Chapter
Manu, P., Gao, S., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Francis, V., & Sawhney, A. (2023). The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. D. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (1-14). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-1

Globally, the construction sector accounts for more than100,000 occupational fatalities annually. There is an urgent need to improve the poor occupational safety, health and well-being (OSHW) outlook of the construction sector. The advent of the four... Read More about The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being.

Scope and arbitration in machine learning clinical EEG classification (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Zhu, Y., Canham, L., & Western, D. (2023). Scope and arbitration in machine learning clinical EEG classification. In 2023 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB). https://doi.org/10.1109/SPMB59478.2023.10372635

A key task in clinical EEG interpretation is to classify a recording or session as normal or abnormal. In machine learning approaches to this task, recordings are typically divided into shorter windows for practical reasons, and these windows inherit... Read More about Scope and arbitration in machine learning clinical EEG classification.

Patient experiences of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: hearing the patient voice through qualitative interviews (2023)
Journal Article
Humphrey, P., Dures, E., Hoskin, P., & Cramp, F. (in press). Patient experiences of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: hearing the patient voice through qualitative interviews. International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.12.016

Purpose: Brachytherapy for gynecological cancer is reported to cause pain, anxiety, and distress with no clear guidance for optimizing patient experiences. The aim of this study was to explore patient experiences of brachytherapy and views on improve... Read More about Patient experiences of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: hearing the patient voice through qualitative interviews.

Determination of the relative sensitivity of polyaniline inks and films to deprotonation by ammonia using UV–Vis spectroscopy (2023)
Journal Article
Udum, Y. A., Killard, A. J., & Wagner, M. (2024). Determination of the relative sensitivity of polyaniline inks and films to deprotonation by ammonia using UV–Vis spectroscopy. European Polymer Journal, 205, Article 112709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2023.112709

The deprotonation behavior of conducting polymers such as polyaniline (PANI) is an important functional parameter in the design of novel printed electronic devices, particularly for sensors and energy storage. PANI can be fabricated into films from p... Read More about Determination of the relative sensitivity of polyaniline inks and films to deprotonation by ammonia using UV–Vis spectroscopy.

“No one has ever asked me and I’m grateful that you have” men’s experiences of their partner’s female sexual pain (2023)
Journal Article
Lovell, D., Hayfield, N., & Thomas, Z. (in press). “No one has ever asked me and I’m grateful that you have” men’s experiences of their partner’s female sexual pain. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2023.2293766

Female sexual pain (FSP) occurs within a relational context, yet little is known about partners’ experiences. We explored 26 men’s understandings and experiences of FSP within their different-sex relationships, using an online qualitative survey and... Read More about “No one has ever asked me and I’m grateful that you have” men’s experiences of their partner’s female sexual pain.

Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice (2023)
Report
Senker, S., Eason, A., pawson, C., & McCartan, K. (2023). Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice. HMI Probation

This report was kindly produced by Dr Sarah Senker, Dr Anne Eason, Dr Chris Pawson and Professor Kieran McCartan, building upon previous Academic Insights papers and highlighting some of the key issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informe... Read More about Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice.

Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Using photo- elicitation interviews to explore adjustment in adolescents with a rare birthmark condition (2023)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Williamson, H., & Harcourt, D. (2024). Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Using photo- elicitation interviews to explore adjustment in adolescents with a rare birthmark condition. Body Image, 48, Article 101656. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.101656

Adolescents with the rare birthmarks congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) experience physical and psychosocial challenges, many of which stem from looking different from the ‘norm’. However, some adjust and have positive experiences. Understanding the... Read More about Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Using photo- elicitation interviews to explore adjustment in adolescents with a rare birthmark condition.

Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features using sequential exploratory mixed methods design (2023)
Book Chapter
Manu, P. (2024). Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features using sequential exploratory mixed methods design. In J. Akotia, B. Osita Awuzie, & C. Egbu (Eds.), Mixed Methods Research Design for the Built Environment (160-171). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003204046-12

Accidents are commonplace on construction sites. Over the years, improvement efforts have included studies aimed at identifying the causal factors in construction accidents in order that appropriate mitigation measures can be implemented. This chapte... Read More about Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features using sequential exploratory mixed methods design.

“Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study (2023)
Journal Article
Douglass, E., Johnson, C., Lucas, G., & Dowling, S. (2023). “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 18(1), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-023-00606-9

Background: More women with intellectual disabilities are becoming mothers but fewer are known to breastfeed compared with other women. Women with intellectual disabilities are entitled to accessible antenatal and infant feeding information, yet are... Read More about “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study.

Bacteriophage taxonomy: A continually evolving discipline (2023)
Book Chapter
Adriaenssens, E. M., Turner, D., Lehman, S. M., Adriaenssens, E. M., Lehman, S. M., Kropinski, A. M., …Kropinski, A. M. (2023). Bacteriophage taxonomy: A continually evolving discipline. In J. Azeredo, & S. Sillankorva (Eds.), In Bacteriophage Therapy: From Lab to Clinical Practice (27-45). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-3523-0_3

While taxonomy is an often underappreciated branch of science, it serves very important roles. Bacteriophage taxonomy has evolved from a discipline based mainly on morphology, characterized by the work of David Bradley and Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann, to... Read More about Bacteriophage taxonomy: A continually evolving discipline.

To investigate the biomechanical and physiological effects of Lycra sleeve on the upper limb in healthy adults (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Stokes, A., Barber, K., Hockey, . H., Harris, B., Ho, J., & Brooks, M. (2023, December). To investigate the biomechanical and physiological effects of Lycra sleeve on the upper limb in healthy adults. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of a Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS), however, the mechanism of these effects is unclear. The aim was to investigate the effects of a Lycra arm sleeve on pressure, temperature,... Read More about To investigate the biomechanical and physiological effects of Lycra sleeve on the upper limb in healthy adults.

Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Pearce, A., Ruiz Garate, V., Welsby, J., Caleb-Solly, P., & Kumar, P. (2023, December). Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background: The national clinical guidelines recommend repetitive task training to enhance UL rehabilitation in PwS. GripAble™ (a self-directed exergaming device) has shown to increase repetitive practice in PwS. Previous studies have shown that a Ly... Read More about Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study.

RBWM World Cafe Final Evaluation Report (2023)
Report
Jarvis, C., Kars, S., & Gaggiotti, H. (in press). RBWM World Cafe Final Evaluation Report. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead - online: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Stokes, A., Barber, K., Hockey, H., Harris, B., Ho, J., …Diteesawat, R. (2023, December). Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of a Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS), however, the mechanism of these effects is unclear. The aim was to investigate the effects of a Lycra arm sleeve on pressure, temperature,... Read More about Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults.

Ambulance clinicians implementing evidence-based practice: Mind the gap! Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of student paramedics (2023)
Journal Article
Newton, J., & Smith, A. (2023). Ambulance clinicians implementing evidence-based practice: Mind the gap! Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of student paramedics. British Paramedic Journal, 8(3), 11-19. https://doi.org/10.29045/14784726.2023.12.8.3.11

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) represents the conscientious and judicious use of the best contemporaneous evidence in partnership with patient values and clinical expertise to guide healthcare professionals. As a result, EBP is a recommend... Read More about Ambulance clinicians implementing evidence-based practice: Mind the gap! Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of student paramedics.